Author Archives: lacroixjul

Every story has its end

During our last week of the run, Gambians won my heart, once again, on how generous, hardworking and welcoming people they are. We had the chance to be home-stayed for two nights, in Bwiam and then in Ndemban. It was … Continue reading

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Never give up!

Running 424km is one thing, but doing it in an African country far away from home comfort is another story. When I signed up for Love4Gambia, I thought I was a tough girl who could handle anything no problem… Well … Continue reading

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Eat, sleep, run, repeat!

Here is a typical day in the Love4Gambia run… We usually wake up between 6-7am to make sure to start the run before this Gambian weather gets too hot! For breakfast, I will have my instant oats with my instant … Continue reading

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Alningbara!

Running across an African country is such an eye opener! It’s only been a week, and already, I am amazed by the beauty of this country! The scenery is stunning, the people are incredibly nice, generous and welcoming and let’s … Continue reading

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And it’s a start!

We started the 2015 Love4Gambia run on Tuesday morning, right at the border of Senegal and The Gambia. The first 5km are on a dirt road, but it looks more like a hiking trail! Since it’s the end of the wet … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Smiling Coast!

After a long 40 hours of travelling, I finally arrive in The Gambia, my home for the next 3 months. I’m warmly welcomed at the airport not only by my whole support crew but with an interview that will air on … Continue reading

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Aurevoir Canada!

This is it. The day has come for me to leave Canada for a year of traveling, volunteering and discovering. I’ve been preparing for that trip for months now, but it just really hit me this week when I started … Continue reading

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